Date of Award
Master of Science in Chemistry (MS)
College, School or Department Name
Department of Chemistry
With the number of ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injuries on the rise, and a lack of pharmacological intervention aimed at reducing free radical damage associated with I/R, we have developed 30 indole phenolic antioxidants that were synthesized by click chemistry to couple our indole with a phenolic or anisole derivative. The total antioxidant activity of the analogues was tested in vitro using the ferric thiocyanate lipid emulsion method. Compounds containing hydroxyl or methoxy aromatics at the 3 or 4 position on the aromatic coupled to the indole exhibited increased antioxidant scavenging. 4-methoxyindole derivatives (8a-e) exhibited increased scavenging (p < 0.05) compared to the known antioxidant butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA).
Chapp, Andrew, "Indole based antioxidants for the treatment of ischemia reperfusion injury", Master's Thesis, Michigan Technological University, 2012.